Rating: 4.5 stars
113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

My new favorite squash is Delicata, an heirloom squash happily being rediscovered. Look for them in the winter squash section of your grocery store. They're cream to pale yellow with green stripes, and their flesh is orange, slightly sweet and smooth but not stringy. My sister suggested the lime butter topping (my personal favorite), but a blend of maple syrup and butter is good, too. The squash usually aren't very big, so plan half a squash per person.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the squash cut side down into a baking dish. Pour water into the dish to about 1/4 inch deep.

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  • Bake in preheated oven until the squash pierces easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, blend the butter with the lime juice and chili powder in a small bowl. Mix in the lime zest, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the butter mixture into the cooked squash, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 9g; cholesterol 22.9mg; sodium 74.6mg. Full Nutrition
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